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Link Crew

Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes grade 9 students and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. It is built on the belief that students can help students succeed. As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the grade 9 students to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate success.

More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in high school, their chance for success increases dramatically. Link Crew provides a year long program that it structured for grade 9’s to receive support and guidance from grade 11 and 12 students who have been through the challenges that high school poses and understand that the transition to high school can sometimes be overwhelming.

Link Crew is a year- long transition program with four components that contribute to its success:

  • High School Orientation - Link Leaders and grade 9s start building the mentor relationship and receive information about how to be successful in high school 
  • Academic Follow Ups - Link Leaders support academic success and character development through structured classroom visits
  • Social Follow Ups - Link Leaders and grade 9s connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement, and promote positive school climate
  • Leader Initiated Contacts - Link Leaders connect with their freshmen on a more individual basis